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About Us

CADMUN is a model United Nations simulation program that takes place in the American School of Durango, once a year. Students from various schools across Mexico participate in our event annually. During the event, students take the role of a UN delegate representing a specific country in order to discuss our world’s current situation. Students act as if they were real members of the UN, and try to reach solutions in a peaceful, creative and collective way. The CADMUN conference is considered to be one of ASD’S most important events. It is planned and executed by ASD students under the direction of their advisers.

CADMUN is an unforgettable experience thanks to the great preparation and hard work that the Secretariat puts into the event every year. The knowledge and preparation that is implemented in the span of CADMUN is immense, as it helps students to improve their public speaking, leadership ability, and understanding of rhetoric.

OUR GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

CADMUN’s vision is directed to the improvement and development of student’s skills such as leadership, speech, debate teamwork & teambuilding. Participating in CADMUN increases students’ knowledge of current worldwide problems, so students' proposing situations for these problems, find ways to engage and get involved, and to work towards establishing agreements intended to improve our world.

The ASD CADMUN team firmly believes the model United Nations is essential to student learning because it makes students aware of the world's pressing issues, and the consequences of neglecting these issues.

Committees

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The General Assembly (GA) is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN. Decisions on important matters, such as peace and security, admission of new members and budgetary matters, require a two-thirds majority. Decisions on other questions are by simple majority. Each country has one vote.

Topic AProtecting the right to safe asylum and discussing the methods for its achievement.Download
Topic BCountries’ rights over international oceanic resources (environmental preservation).Download

SECURITY COUNCIL

The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.The Security Council takes the lead in determining the existence of a threat to the peace or act of aggression. It calls upon the parties to a dispute to settle it by peaceful means and recommends methods of adjustment or terms of settlement. In some cases, the Security Council can resort to imposing sanctions or even authorize the use of force to maintain or restore international peace and security.

Topic AStabilizing the Syrian conflict and addressing the role that ISIS plays on Middle East conflicts.Download
Topic BCrisis.

CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD

El Consejo de Seguridad tiene la responsabilidad primordial de mantener la paz y la seguridad internacional. El Consejo de Seguridad toma la iniciativa en la determinación de la existencia de una amenaza a la paz o acto de agresión. Se exhorta a las entidades en una controversia que lo solucionen por medios pacíficos. En algunos casos, el Consejo de Seguridad puede recurrir a la imposición de sanciones o incluso autorizar el uso de la fuerza para mantener o restablecer la paz y la seguridad internacionales.

Topic AEstabilizando el conflicto sirio y evaluando el efecto de la presencia de ISIS en los conflictos del Medio Oriente.Download
Topic BCrisis.

HUMAN RIGHTS

Promoting respect for human rights is a core purpose of the United Nations. This defines its identity as an organization for people around the world. To do so, the UN System uses all the resources at its disposal, including its moral authority, diplomatic creativity and operational reach. Member States, however, have the primary responsibility to protect the human rights of their populations.

Topic ADiscussing modern slavery and the issue of forced labor on a global scale.Download
Topic BPreventing Violence and Discrimination perpetrated against members of the LGBTQ + community, especially in nations that are hostile towards them.Download

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CABINET

The Presidential Cabinet committee will be unlike any other type of committee in CADMUN. Rather than embodying the role of a country's delegate, you will represent a minister or ministry, and you'll be expected to research that certain cabinet member.

Topic AAddressing broken tail light policing in African-American communities and police brutality.Download
Topic BWays of implementing a fair tax system for small businesses and individual with a high income level.Download

WHO: World Health Organization

It has the role to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system. WHO main areas of work: Health systems, Promoting health through the life-course, Noncommunicable diseases, Communicable diseases, Corporate services And Preparedness, surveillance and response.

Topic ADiscussing organ harvesting on a global scale.Download
Topic BIncreasing support and treatment for drug addicts.Download

UNICEF: The United Nations Children’s Fund

UNICEF is a leading humanitarian and development agency working globally for the rights of every child. Child rights begin with safe shelter, nutrition, protection from disaster and conflict and traverse the life cycle: pre-natal care for healthy births, clean water and sanitation, health care and education.

Topic ADecreasing the amount of children involved in armed conflict and providing psychological rehabilitation for after-math.Download
Topic BDecreasing exportation of children by labor, slavery, and sex trafficking.Download

ECOSOC: Economic and Social Council

(ECOSOC) is the United Nations central platform for reflection, debate, and innovative thinking on sustainable development. ECOSOC engages a wide variety of stakeholders – policymakers, parliamentarians, academics, major groups, foundations, business sector representatives and 3,200+ registered non-governmental organizations – in a productive dialogue on sustainable development through a programmatic cycle of meetings.

Topic AIncrementing the availability of sustainable energy in developing countries.Download
Topic BGender wage gap: Equal pay for equal work.Download

UN WOMEN

The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth. Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society.

Topic AAddressing the lack of access for women to sexual education and contraceptives, particularly in developing countries.Download
Topic BViolence against indigenous girls, adolescents and young women.Download

UNODC: United Nations Office Of Drugs and Crime

UNODC helps member states fight drugs, crime and terrorism.

Topic ARethinking the Drug War, considering legalization.Download
Topic BPrivatización de Sistemas PenitenciariosDownload

Secretariat

Rebeca Palafox Romo

Secretary General

María Fernanda Andrés Chavarría

Vice-Secretary General

Paola Bracho Tebar

Director of Chairs

Marcela Medina Bechelani

Director of Finances

Alina Campos Blanco

Director of Logistics

Carlos Cruz Guzmán

Director of Logistics

Nailea Zaragoza Terrazas - Vanessa Bravo Gámiz

Directors of Delagates

Jessica Rosales

Director of Marketing

Dan Fahnle

Advisor

Ken Nomura

Advisor

Delegates

EnglishEspañol
Schedule Horario
Simulation Rules Reglas de Simulación
Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure Procedimiento Parlamentario
Position Papers Papeles de Posición
Researching your Topic Investigando tu Tema
Writing a Resolution Paper Escribiendo una Resolución
Cabinet Manual

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